Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2001 Jun;12(3):259-76.

Anaerobic biodegradation of saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons.

Author information

1
Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie, Celsiusstrasse 1, D-28359, Bremen, Germany. fwiddel@mpi-bremen.de

Abstract

Saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons are wide-spread in our environment. These compounds exhibit low chemical reactivity and for many decades were thought to undergo biodegradation only in the presence of free oxygen. During the past decade, however, an increasing number of microorganisms have been detected that degrade hydrocarbons under strictly anoxic conditions.

PMID:
11404104
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center